Pooler in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
James H. Doolittle
Replica of Grave Marker in Arlington National Cemetery
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
Medal of Honor, Gen, US Air Force, WWII, Korea, Dec. 14, 1896 Sep 27, 1993, DSM & OLC, Silver Star
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 32° 6.949′ N, 81° 14.23′ W. Marker is in Pooler, Georgia, in Chatham County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Bourne Avenue, Pooler GA 31322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 364th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Black Thursday Oct 14 1943 (here, next to this marker); 356th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 487th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 453rd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 479th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 355th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pooler.
More about this marker. This headstone is a replica of the headstone in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 7A, Site 110. It is on the grounds of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
His Medal of Honor information and citation is: DOOLITTLE, JAMES H. (Air Mission)
Rank and organization: Brigadier General, U.S. Army. Air Corps.
Place and date: Over Japan
Entered service at: Berkeley, Calif.
G.O. No.: 29, 9 June 1942
Citation: For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, Gen. Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese.
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